Third Nine Weeks UPDATE
Third Nine Weeks Update

Update for Third Nine Weeks – Beginning January 25, 2021
Posted: December 16, 2020

The Roanoke City School Board met on December 15th to discuss the third nine weeks.   The Board considered and approved a revised proposal presented by School Administration on behalf of the Transition and Restoration Task Force for in-person learning during the third nine weeks of school.

We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through these challenging times. The education, health, safety, and well-being of our students are our top priorities.   

Overview of Learning Options for Third Nine Weeks (beginning January 25th)

Below is an overview of the approved plan for the third nine weeks. In the coming weeks, your school principal will communicate specific details for your student as we all prepare for the third nine weeks.

To view the full presentation presented during the School Board Meeting click here.

Two Days Per Week In-Person Learning:

  • Elementary School Students:Continue to attend school two days a week for in-person learning. (Please note below the change for preschool students.)
  • Middle and High School Students:Attend school two days per week for in-person learning.

    Students attending in-person learning two days per week will be split into two groups (your student’s principal will communicate the days your student will attend): 

  • Group A will attend Monday and Tuesday. 
  • Group B will attend Wednesday and Thursday. 
  • The remaining three days of the week, students will attend virtually, receiving for the most part on-demand (asynchronous) instruction.

    Four Days Per Week In-Person Learning:

    The following students will attend four days per week (Monday -Thursday) for in-person learning, and attend virtually on Friday for an on-demand (asynchronous) learning day:

    • Pre-School Students
    • Students with disabilities who participate in the special education setting more than 50% of their day
    • Level I English Learners (EL)

Virtual Academy:

The Virtual Academy for elementary students will continue for students who choose this learning option.

Middle and High School Virtual Academy students and their parents/guardians will be notified of their teacher during the week of January 18th.

Bus Transportation and School Schedules

Buses will continue to maintain social distancing by transporting an average of 20 students per bus. Face coverings are required on buses and at school, if medically and developmentally appropriate. Masks are available for students and staff.

Based on the transportation needs and intent form responses, student start and dismissal times, for Kindergarten through 12th grade (see below for preschool, Forest Park, and Noel Taylor) will be as follows:

7:30am – 1:30pm

  • Crystal Spring ES
  • Fishburn Park ES
  • Fairview ES
  • Highland Park ES
  • Hurt Park ES
  • Lincoln Terrace ES
  • Preston Park ES
  • Roanoke Academy ES
  • Round Hill ES
  • Virginia Heights ES
  • Wasena ES
  • Westside ES

8:30 am – 2:30 pm:

  • Garden City ES
  • Grandin Court ES
  • Monterey ES
  • Morningside ES
  • Level 1 English Learners (EL)

8:30 am – 3:30 pm:

  • Middle/High School Students with disabilities who participate in the special education setting more than 50% of their day

9:30 am – 3:30 pm:

  • James Breckinridge MS
  • James Madison MS
  • John Fishwick MS
  • Lucy Addison MS
  • Woodrow Wilson MS
  • Patrick Henry HS
  • William Fleming HS


Teachers will contact parents/guardians directly with their student’s schedule for the third nine weeks. 


The Program Director at Noel Taylor Academy at Oakland will be in direct contact with parents and students regarding start and dismissal times for the third nine weeks.

Forest Park Academy will continue to operate on the same schedule:  Monday – Friday from 9 am – 11 am.

Student Meals

For the third nine weeks:

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students.
  • Meal distribution will continue each Friday during the third nine weeks. (Click here for information about meal distribution for Winter Break):

Meal distribution will take place each during the third nine weeks as follows:

Fridays: 9 am – 2 pm:

  • Fairview
  • Fallon Park
  • Garden City
  • Hurt Park
  • Lincoln Terrace
  • Roanoke Academy
  • Round Hill
  • Westside

Fridays: 9 am – 6 pm:

  • Patrick Henry High School
  • William Fleming High School